Thanasis Hadzilacos

Professor of Educational Technology (Information Systems) at the Open University of Cyprus (OUC) since 2007, where I direct the Educational Technology Lab and chair the International Relations and Academic Disciplinary committees; also adjunct professor at Cyprus Institute. I have served as a member of the Governing Board of OUC; Academic Director of the Information and Communication MS Program; Dean of the School of Science and Technology at the Hellenic Open University (HOU) where I was associate professor (software engineering), director of the Open and Distance Laboratory for Educational Resources and Methodology; academic director of the undergraduate program in Computer Science and the graduate program in Information Systems. I served at the Cyprus National Science Council. My managerial experience since 1978 includes membership in Boards of Directors and Executive Councils of private companies and public organizations; directorship of private sector companies and university laboratories and research units; and management of departments, technical groups and projects. I have chaired and participated in numerous academic staff selection and promotion committees; I have personally selected academic, engineering and administrative personnel and mentored several of them for years.